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Ex-Millennium Music building lands 2 new restaurants

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Ex-Millennium Music building lands 2 new restaurants

The building that once housed Millennium Music at King and Calhoun streets is now fully leased. MOD Pizza and Panera Bread will open soon in the Walgreens-acnhored corner property.

The building that once housed Millennium Music in downtown Charleston is fully leased and will soon see two new tenants.

MOD Pizza and Panera Bread plan to open in the prominent corner of King and Calhoun streets, according to commercial real estate agency NAI Avant.

The 2,345-square-foot pizza restaurant will be the Bellevue, Wash.-based chain’s first South Carolina location. Panera Bread will occupy 3,235 square feet. Both are expected to open in the next few months.

The new restaurants will join Walgreens, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Carolina Ale House, which previously opened in the refurbished building. The latter restaurant includes a rooftop bar.

Mount Pleasant’s new kitchen store opens Thursday. Kitchen & Company will welcome shoppers at 9 a.m. to its new 20,000-square-foot shop at 1118 Bowman Road in Bowman Place shopping center. It will feature cooking, dining and entertaining products. It will include more than 3,000 cooking tools on a 120-foot-long wall. The shop will also offer Vintopia, a beer and wine selection.

Grand opening events will last throughout the weekend and include product and gift card giveaways and free cooking demonstrations.

The store is in the same shopping center as the recently opened Dick’s Sporting Goods, Nordstrom Rack and Designer Shoe Warehouse. A Kmart once anchored the newly redeveloped retail space at the juncture of Bowman Road and U.S. Highway 17.

For Kitchen & Company, it’s the first store in South Carolina and the ninth for the chain owned by Delaware-based Calvert Retail LP.

A third Raising Cane’s chicken restaurant in the Charleston area officially opens Thursday.

The new quick-service eatery kicks off its grand opening at 10 a.m. at 9490 Dorchester Road near the Harris Teeter-anchored Corner at Wescott Shopping Center in North Charleston.

The first five paying, dine-in customers 13 and older will receive free meals for a year at the restaurant. Also, the first 100 paying, dine-in customers 13 and older will get a free T-shirt along with a voucher for a free combo meal that can be redeemed on a subsequent visit.

On opening day, 100 percent of the profits will be donated to the Carolina Children’s Charity, which helps with birth defects and childhood diseases.

From Oct. 22-29, customers can register for a chance to win free meals for a year, according to manager Jay Kerns.

The restaurant’s crew of more than 50 employees volunteered Friday at Lowcountry Food Bank to help with the recent flooding disaster.

A company that repairs mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets is setting up shop in four Charleston-area Wal-Mart stores.

Atlanta-based Staymobile will offer repairs while customers shop in Wal-Mart stores 605 St. James Ave. in Goose Creek; 4920 Centre Pointe Drive in North Charleston; 3951 W. Ashley Circle in Charleston; and 7400 Rivers Ave. in North Charleston. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

The company operates 20 locations, with plans to open up to 300 over the next three years.

A new personal training and fitness place is opening in Summerville. ReForm Studios will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. Monday for its new shop at 195-D Farmington Road. It offers another studio on East Montague Avenue in North Charleston.

A Cook Out restaurant is planned for 703 N. Main St. in Summerville across from Pizza Hut. It replaces a one-story commercial strip building that was demolished this week. ... Ruke’s produce stand in Mount Pleasant will start its cooler-weather hours Thursday. The open-air business at 378 Mathis Ferry Road will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday only through December.

Do you want cash for your old camera equipment? AccuPhotoLab & Studio at 1757 Savannah Highway will host a Cash for Cameras event 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

UsedPhotoPro, a division of Roberts Camera, will pay market prices for clean, used camera gear. Lens cleaning and alignment will also be offered for a fee.

The 10th Charleston Record Expo spins into town Saturday. The 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. event at Monster Music & Movies at 946 Orleans Road features the resurgence of vinyl record sales as dealers across the Southeast converge on the store in West Ashley Shoppes. It will also offer DVDs, 8-track cassettes, magazines and other music memorabilia. Appraisers will be on site as well.

Do you know of a retail business that is opening, closing or expanding? Reach Warren L. Wise at (843) 937-5524 or

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